combine forces (with one)

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combine forces (with one)

To work together with one. If you two combine forces, you might just win the election after all. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to combine forces with Michael if you want to get this done.
See also: combine, force
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join/combine ˈforces (with somebody)

work together in order to achieve a shared aim: The two firms joined forces to win the contract. OPPOSITE: part company (with/from somebody/something)
See also: combine, force, join
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They all agreed to that, knowing the Phanfasms to be the mightiest of the combined forces. King Roquat now invited them to attend a banquet he had prepared, where they might occupy themselves in eating and drinking until midnight arrived.
In vain his godfather offered to him a place in the public service, -- in vain did he try to give him a taste for glory, -- although Cornelius, to gratify his godfather, did embark with De Ruyter upon "The Seven Provinces," the flagship of a fleet of one hundred and thirty-nine sail, with which the famous admiral set out to contend singlehanded against the combined forces of France and England.
Carthoris, too, loyal son of Helium that he was, felt that even his beloved navy might not be able to cope successfully with the combined forces of three great powers.
The tide was running out, and this, together with the strong flow of the freshwater current, would have prevented our going against the cliffs even had we not been under power; as it was we had to buck the combined forces in order to hold our position at all.
He was not only obliged, by those who sat near, to take it out; but offering to go into the street to pacify the mob with the somewhat indefinite assurance that the House was prepared to give them 'the satisfaction they sought,' was actually held down in his seat by the combined force of several members.
Combined Forces Command and chief of the Ground Operations Command, according to the Ministry of National Defense, Monday.
National team star Francis Casey Alcantara and junior star Nio Tria combined forces to down Johnny Arcilla and Ronard Joven, 7-6 (4), 5-7 (10-8) in the men's doubles final.
The militants were driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 and have since been steadily losing territory to the combined forces of African Union peacekeepers and Somali security forces.
A statement by the crowd said that "most of the factions of the popular crowd and security forces ended their mission in the second phase of liberation operations Khalidiya." The statement added that the troops arrived at the banks of the Euphrates River, where the combined forces crossed Albu Jahash, Albu Bali and Al-Kartan areas and settled their forces on the bank of the Euphrates" ./ End
"The joint chiefs have been informed of the related intelligence from concerned institutions and relayed them to the Combined Forces Command (between South Korea and the U.S.) and we are taking necessary preparations," (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2016/06/20/0200000000AEN20160620006700315.html) Yonhap News Agency reported, citing a JCS official.
My decision may go with those politicians who despite their huge differences have at least combined forces in their beliefs of a strong UK within the EU.
Central Command Combined Forces Air Component commander and Air Forces Central commander, ended a visit to Lebanon during which he discussed the needs of the Lebanese Army with military officials, a U.S.
Penton's Air Charter Guide said it has combined forces with FlyEasy to offer a streamlined feed for empty legs.
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